After giving it some thought, I have made some serious decisions regarding my Legend of Korra fictions.
for the sake of "parallel universes", I have decided to write my own variation of the LoK show.
with certain stories being alternate versions of the Books/Seasons.
(what makes them "alternate" is the existance of Takka, Korra's best friend and love interest.)
Here are a brief description of the four books of Korra, and what I am to do with them.
[BOOK ONE: AIR]
as the first season, THIS was the "book" that introduced us to Korra
and, the new Avatar world that she lives is (mainly Republic City.)
the main antagonists of this season is Amon, and his Equalists.
a faction of anti-bender terrorists who are pretty much Chi-Blocking Ninjas.
my story "Forces of Nature" takes place midway through Book One.
and, the extended first half of the story (which I am currently writing)
will detail all this BEFORE we get to the crossover chaos of Trigon, Helix and Godzilla.
what differs MY Book One from the canon version is Takka.
an original character who in this universe was Korra's best friend since childhood.
(they were born on the same day, and were best friends since they were three years old
until Korra was taken away to train under the White Lotus Society when she turned four.
Takka was ALSO moved to another location at four when it was discovered that his father was abusing him
and, he went to live with his Aunt Rose and Uncle Dante in the Fire Nation.)
the major event of this story is Korra and Takka reuniting after thirteen years of separation
and, while trying to mend their friendship (a friendship that I will revisit via Flashbacks)
they will slowly start to realize that they are MORE than just friends now.
Meanwhile, Takka's status as a non-bender whose built technology that can "mimic" bending
has caught the attention of Amon, who wants Takka to join him as a high ranking equalist.
to push Takka into his way of thinking, he worked behind the scenes to bring Takka's father, Karnac back into his life.
hoping that if Takka is reminded of his abuse at the hands of a bender..he will see things HIS way.
However, the only organization that Takka wishes to be part of is Future Industries.
in which he hopes that his technology can be contributed, and he can finally make a difference in people's lives.
he is also against the "Anti-Bender Revolution" (denoting them as racist, and prejudicial extremists. or, "Terrorists")
and, starts working on creating "Chi-Blockerproof Vests and Uniforms" for the Police Force to even the odds.
[BOOK TWO: SPIRITS]
The second season saw Korra returning to her homeland of the Water Tribe
(bringing along her new friend of Republic City with her)
and, being caught in the middle of a "civil war" between the Southern and Northern Water Tribes
(as well as the more personal war between her father, and her uncle on both sides.)
but, there is MORE going on than just a mere civil dispute.
and, Korra (despite mastering all four elements by now) must again become a student
when the Spirit World and Mortal World start to clash as the "Harmonic Convergence" befalls the world after 10,000 Years.
For MY version of Book Two, it is pretty much the same thing..but, something NEW is added.
Now that Korra and Takka are officially a couple, they are more than eager to be there for the other.
HOWEVER, Korra's status as The Avatar may very well drive a wedge between the two lovers
as Korra's responsibilities and priorities continue to shift between The World, and her Loved Ones.
Following Takka regaining his memories (thanks to Helix and Shade repairing them) after Abraxus twisted them.
Takka is experienceing an unexpected (and, devastating) side effect from his mental recovery.
Takka is beginning to relive once repressed memories of torture and abuse from his father, Karnac
(who hasn't been seen since the Godai Incident and, has since been presumed "dead.")
and, the renued trauma is causing Takka to experiene a severe case of "Post-Traumatic Stress."
he can't sleep due to extreme nightmares that result in panic and anxeity attacks
(and, as such has been spending his nights tinkering to relieve stress.)
When Korra is called to the Water Tribe to quell the budding Civil War, Takka is reluctant to join her.
BUT, due to a promise that they both made to never be apart, Takka ignore his fears
and returns home to the Southern Water Tribe for the first time in thirteen years..
..but, despite being reunited were good friends, Takka's worst fears are realized
when an attempt to overcome his fear with exposure by venturing to his father's abandoned house
results in an anxeity attack that's so strong, that he slips into unconsciencness.
Learning of Takka's problem, Korra is adamant to return Takka to Republic City.
BUT, Korra's duty to maintain peace between the warring water tribes waylays this plan.
Korra reluctantly leaves Takka in the care of Katara and her parents
while she goes to the Northern Water Tribe, and tried to reason with their chief.
unfortunately, though. Takka's condition only worsens as the barrier between the Mortal and Spirit World breaks
and, Takka is haunted by a dark, shadowy spirit who resembles his father
who is drawn to Takka's fear, guilt and self-loathing.
[BOOK THREE: CHANGE]
Following the Harmonic Convergence (and, Korra's controversal decision to leave the Spirit Portal OPEN.)
the ability to Airbend has resurfaced in many non-benders. granting hope for the survival of the Air Nomad Nation.
However, while Korra searches the Earth Kingdom for airbenders..a new threat makes itself know.
The Red Lotus (a spliter group of the White Lotus) escape from their respected prisons
and, begin their mad campeign to overthrow all the world goverments, and destroy the Avatar Spirit for good.
Again, nothing much is changing for my version of Book Three.
only that Takka is one of the non-benders who now has the power to airbend.
It doesn't take much to convince Takka to commit himself to the Air Nomad Nation
(afterwhich he donates his "bending armor" to Asami Sato, as he no longer needs them anymore.)
and, as a result..develops a new close bond to Tenzin, and fellow student Jinora.
but, when the Red Lotus start to target Korra..Takka is prevented from doing much to help his girlfriend
when Karnac (the REAL Karnac) suddenly returns with the intent of killing Takka once and for all.
but, Karnac is no longer the "man" that Takka remembers.
his apparent survival after the Godai Incident has changes Karnac into a water elemental himself.
now a true monster, Karnac is out for blood..and, only Takka's training as a Airbender can save him.
[BOOK FOUR: BALANCE]
The final season of LoK sees Korra at her weakest following her mercury poisoning.
Three Years have gone by, and Korra has went into self exile in order to recover
leaving the rest of "Team Avatar" to move on with their lives without her..
..but, Korra's absense has left open a new threat to the world
when a former captain of the guard, Kuvira, siezed control of the Earth Kingdom from King Wu
and, remakes the Earth Kingdom into an "Earth Empire"..and, sets her sights for "illegal settlement" Republic City.
Obviously my version of Book Four will have the most deviation from canon (sorry, Korrasami fans.)
in my version of Book Four, Korra and Takka's relationship is tested.
with Korra's three year withdraw from public life putting a strain on it.
as far as Takka's story goes, he has by now become a full fledged Airbender (earning his tattoos and everything.)
but, despite conquering his father and earning a place in the air temple..Takka feels empty without Korra.
But, when Kuvira starts playing "Fire Lord Sozin", Takka finally leaves the air temple to go find Korra.
when they DO find each other, however..their reunion isn't as warm as their last one three years ago.
Takka is quite upset that Korra up and left without even saying good-bye.
and, sums it up as Korra "breaking her promise" to never leave him alone again.
Korra argues that her exile was neccesary..she couldn't trust herself, and HAD to leave to protect everyone.
and, that due to Takka having duties at the Air Temple, she had no right to force Takka
to choose between herself, and his new responsibilities as a promising Air Monk.
(Takka counter-argues that it should have beem his choice to make.
and, further argues that Korra did something similar at the time of the Harmonic Convergence, anyway.)
But, Takka finally wins the arguement by stating that Korra has been gone TOO LONG.
as her absense has threatened a new "One-Hundred Year War" to start all over again with Kuvira, and her Earth Empire
(a point that is backed up by Toph, who acknowledged the parallel having lived through the last war with the Fire Nation.)
Seeing that she is repeating Aang's greatest failure, Korra agrees to return to stop Kuvira.
throughout this new mission, Korra and Takka frequently clash
due to Takka still feeling hurt over Korra's abandoning him, and, Korra still trying to justify said actions..
..but, in time. Korra and Takka make amends, and forgive each another.
their bond reached it's strongest, and Korra eventually becomes pregnant by Takka.
Unlike the canon Book Four, this story won't end with Korra and Takka going into the spirit portal.
I will write an additional epilogue sequence in the spirit world that wraps up certain things.
mainly, Takka making peace with his deceased, and now broken father
and, at last letting go of his pain with the birth of his and Korra's children (Yeah. TWINS.)
Apart from Takka, Asami Sato's life will also be "altered" and changed.
following Takka donating his bending armor to Future Industries after receiving his airbending three years ago,
Asami has made good on her vow to not misuse it, and ensure the armor's original purpose remains intact.
she only releases the "gauntlets" to the open market. but, keeps the full armor for her own personal use
(said use being donning the armor, and acting as Republic City's peacekeeper.)
Sometimes Asami bring Takka in for advice and assistance on new tech.
by now, a movie has been made based on Asami exploits as "The Iron Bender" (parody of "Iron Man")
but, Asami doesn't like the film very much, as it deliberately got certain details wrong
(in the movie, it was "Asami" who created the first armor using boxes of scraps
while held prisoner in a cave by The Equalists, and use dit to escape.
no such thing ever happened. a fact that Asami keeps pointing out
but, when questioning the director, he could only argue: "Creative License.")
This is all a pretty good plan for me (and, one that I hope to get finished in time.)
but, sadly I've fallen behind on many episodes of LoK, and will need to catch up before I can even START on most of these
but, I learned enough of the basics of the Books to start this premise.
so, this is all on the table.
I will also do some other, stand-alone stories that aren't adaptions
(one example is Korra's parenthood, and even one detailing how she'll ultimately die.)